CPL 2018: Rayad Emrit obliviously broke into celebration after Sohail Tanvir dropped a sitter

At that point in time, Darren Bravo was batting on 13 from 23 balls.

Rayad Emrit and Sohail Tanvi
Rayad Emrit and Sohail Tanvir of Guyana Amazon Warriors. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

The Qualifier 1 between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence Stadium turned out to be a low scoring affair, but the encounter wasn’t short of excitement by any stretch of the imagination as the match went right down to the penultimate delivery, which was whacked into the stands by Pakistani cricketer Sohail Tanvir to bring up a two-wicket win for Guyana.

Moreover, Chris Green’s team also made an entry to the final of this year’s Caribbean Premier League on September 16 at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad. Apart from the riveting cricket, the encounter was also a witness to a bizarre incident in the first innings. After the Knights found themselves in dire straits, with their score at 26/4 in 5.3 overs, Darren Bravo tried to put his head down.

Emrit erupts in joy  

At the other end was Colin Ingram, who was only playing his second match after Chris Lynn’s departure. In the 12th over, TKR put on 51 runs and the partnership fetched 25 runs. But they needed an acceleration in order for them to put up a competitive score on the board. In the fourth ball of the over by Rayad Emrit, Bravo went for a lofted drive, however, was unable to get any elevation on the stroke.

As a result, the ball traced into the palms of Tanvir, who dived on to his right at mid-off. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep control of the ball and eventually dropped it. In the meantime, the bowler started celebrating without realising that Tanvir didn’t manage to hold on to the leather. After letting go of the chance, Tanvir immediately said that he didn’t take the catch.

At that point in time, Bravo was batting on 13 from 23 balls. Nevertheless, despite the reprieve, he couldn’t make the opposition pay as the left-hander only added 11 runs from the next 10 balls after which he was dismissed by Tanvir himself. TKR ended up scoring 122 runs and Guyana breached the target with one ball to spare.

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